Coming To a Windows Phone Near You: Mango
The Windows Phone team officially unveiled their next major release, codenamed Mango, today. Over here at Bing we are just as excited as they are about the great new features this release includes but naturally, the expanded Bing features are what really get us pumped up, so let’s start there.
Some of our favorite new Bing features include:
- Bing vision and music search for identifying and learning more about products and music.
- Local Scout provides hyper-local search results, powered by Bing, and recommendations for nearby restaurants, shopping and activities in an easy to use guide.
- Cards give you handy summaries of relevant info (including related apps) for products, movies, events or places you search for with Bing.
Mango, to be available this fall, includes hundreds of new features and improvements including easier communications, smarter apps, and the on-phone Internet experience. Mango packs a mobile version of Internet Explorer 9, which supports HTML5 and full hardware acceleration.
For more new features in the Mango release and details check out the Windows Phone blog post here, and Channel 9’s interview with Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president of Windows Phone. Also be sure to catch the live Windows Phone Facebook chat today at 5:30 p.m. Eastern.
Andy Chu, Director, Bing for Mobile